The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #125498   Message #2780392
Posted By: GUEST,Derek Schofield
04-Dec-09 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Ray Fisher unwell (Dec 2009)-died 31 Aug 2011
Subject: RE: Ray Fisher unwell: good thoughts, please
I alerted Ray and Colin's friend Sheila Miller to Ray being in hospital and she's spoken to Colin. Sheila has asked me to post this message here:

"I phoned Colin last night to find out. It turns out that she wasn't eating, because eating was causing her pain. As a result, she was suffering from malnutrition. It came to a head while they were at her cottage on Barra. Colin got the doctor round (he had to sneak out while she wasn't looking, because she kept telling him not to go for the doctor), and he sent her to hospital. They found out that, as well as the malnutrition, she had pneumonia, and she was there for a couple of weeks, but is now in the North Tyneside Hospital. They tried feeding her through a tube in her nose, but some reason that didn't work (it has worked for her in the past), so they've now put some kind of implant in her abdomen, and have been feeding her through that. She's now quite a bit better, and is the life and soul of the ward, Colin says."